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A Private Conversation I’ve seen the stars every night for the last 9 months. I’ve watched the hunter sink and rise, and beckon to his comrades in the blackness. I’ve also learned the moon. I know her phases, guess her path, and miss her when she hides. I also met the fog, his blanket of…

Taunting the Enemy If you own the Cantus Christi and you are in any way musically inclined, I would urge you to look at the chant for Psalm 94. And if you’re not musically inclined find someone who is and make them teach it to you. It’s really worth it. The text was translated by…

Laughing and Loving Remy posted on love scenes and laughter the other day. As it turns out his Hebrew reflexes are quite good and nearing the level of Jedi Master. In Hebrew there are a number of kinds of verbs. One such variety is called the Piel. The Piel is usually used to intensify the…

The Pirates of DC I just read Wilson’s new children’s book Blackthorn Winter published by Veritas Press. It’s a fun read and served, in its own small way, to remind me of the current tyranny of the American government. The book isn’t about our government; it’s about pirates and a courageous boy’s adventure with them….

Living Water Leviticus 14 records the ritual for cleansing a leper and the cleansing of a house with leprosy. A couple observations after translating the passage this week particularly connected to the term “running water” or MAYEEM KHAYEEM, which literally means “living water”. First, the obvious connection to John 4, Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan…

Belly Buttons This is of course the weekend of our expectations. The famous and infamous History Conference is finally upon us. The press have shown up to do their part, and the opposition has promised exactly that. Early reports signal much smoke and little if any fire. In fact the only fire I’ve seen in…

world eye there’s a world in my eye an island spinning round you and i can’t see the lie it’s to the mind tight bound. Round the retina it revolves and manufactures history conjures and resolves interprets imagistic mystery. this globe in fact pours out its life and hue and glimmer on every point about…

Suspirium I really dig this term: “suspirium”. Suspirium is the rhythm and momentum of the language we speak and write about God that passes directly into language spoken and written to God. Another bit of Barth.

Mo’ Barth A few thoughts triggered by Barth’s 1.1 of Church Dogmatics: 1. While Barth isn’t married to the idea, he is willing and gives slight blessing to allowing theology (ie. dogmatics) to be labeled a “science”. He is sufficiently made ill by the various dangers associated with so doing. He will not afford any…